Skillet Calzone {Filling}
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 - 4 oz. can(s) black olives
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded mozzarella cheese**
  • 2 - refrigerated pizza dough**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Seed and chop the green bell pepper.
  2. Open and drain the black olives.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 F/200 C.
  4. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the stove. Stir in the green bell pepper, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and black olives. Warm through over low heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Spray an oven-proof skillet with non stick cooking spray. Roll out one pizza dough and line the bottom of the skillet with the dough. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes, then add the pizza filling, shredded cheese and top with the other pizza dough, carefully pinching the dough around the edges together. (The bottom dough will still be warm, but you should be able to pinch it.)
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 more minutes, or until the pizza dough is cooked through.
  7. Prepare the veggies.
  8. Serve Skillet Calzone with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and let cool.
  2. Seed and chop 2 green bell peppers.
  3. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce. Open and drain 2 cans of black olives.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 - 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 - 6 oz. can drained black olives

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a skillet and reheating. In another skillet, assemble and bake the calzone as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the shredded cheese topping for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free option for this meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Skillet Calzone {Filling}

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat the filling in skillet. In another skillet, make the calzone with pizza dough, baking as directed.
Serve with veggies.

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